Swimming & Diving Wins Four Events On Senior Day
GREELEY, Colo. - In the last meet of the 2009 calendar year, the Northern Colorado swimming & diving team hosted the Wyoming Cowgirls in a dual. The Cowgirls came out victorious, 170-124. The Bears had four victories and 14 second-place finishes in the 16 events on Saturday afternoon.
Senior Sarah Cook, who was honored alongside fellow seniors Dawn Adams and Christian Bueno prior to the meet, won the one-meter diving with 246.23 points. Her sister, Kelly Schmeckpeper-Cook won the three-meter event, while Sarah was second, scoring 264.45 and 260.78, respectively.
In the pool, junior Tori Gutt won the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:26.51, while sophomore Amanda Donegan was second in 2:30.22. Sophomore Sammy Leonard and Adams finished one-two in the 100-yard backstroke with times of 1:01.00 and 1:02.12.
The afternoon started with the quartet of Leonard, Donegan, Gutt and JJ Smith combining for a 1:51.83 in the 200 yard medley relay. Freshman Tatum Boehnke then finished second in 11:10.50 in the 1000 yard free and Hannah Halstrom swam a 1:59.05 for second in the 200 free.
Donegan placed second in the 100 yard breaststroke in 1:09.67 and Gutt swam a 2:17.77 in the 200 fly for second. Right before the one-meter diving break, Smith took second in the 50 free with a time of 24.91, then right after the break, clocked a 55.79 for second in the 100 free.
In the 100 fly, the Bears went 2-4 in Gutt, Brianna Lanute and Halstrom in 1:01.75, 1:03.11 and 1:03.59, respectively and did so as well in the 200 IM with Alisha Dauman (2:19.69), Allison Scott (2:19.84) and Lanute (2:22.91).
The final event of the day was the 400 freestyle relay where the quartet of Cheryl Bready, Adams, Hatrtie Oatss and Smith timed a 3:41.62 for second.
The next competition for the Bears comes on New Year's Day as they face East Carolina and Loras College in Jupiter, Florida during the team's winter training.